Film Will Be Released Next Summer
Yesterday, director M. Night Shyamalan took to social media and revealed the title and poster for his new film, Old.
Old is adapted from the Pierre Oscar Lévy and Frederik Peeters graphic novel Sandcastle. An existential horror tale about mysterious and rapid ageing occurring on a beach, where 13 people seem unable to leave.
Here’s the tweet –
— M. Night Shyamalan ⌛ (@MNightShyamalan) September 26, 2020
Here’s the Sandcastle synopsis, per GoodReads –
“It’s a perfect beach day, or so thought the family, young couple, a few tourists, and a refugee who all end up in the same secluded, idyllic cove filled with rock pools and sandy shore, encircled by green, densely vegetated cliffs. But this utopia hides a dark secret.”
“First there is the dead body of a woman found floating in the crystal-clear water. Then there is the odd fact that all the children are ageing rapidly. Soon everybody is growing older—every half hour—and there doesn’t seem to be any way out of the cove. Levy’s dramatic storytelling works seamlessly with Peeters’s sinister art to create a profoundly disturbing and fantastical mystery.”
The cast for the film includes Gael García Bernal, Eliza Scanlen, Thomasin McKenzie, Aaron Pierre, Alex Wolff, Vicky Krieps, Abbey Lee, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Ken Leung, Rufus Sewell, Embeth Davidtz, and Emun Elliott.
Old is set to be released on July 23rd, 2021.